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Refugee Law and Durability of Protection

Refugee Law and Durability of Protection
Temporary Residence and Cessation of Status

by Maria O’Sullivan

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-05-31
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 1351399179
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines the link between refugee protection, duration of risk and residency rights. It focuses on two main issues of importance to current state practice: the use of temporary forms of refugee status and residency and the legal criteria for cessation of refugee status under Article 1C(5) of the 1951 Refugee Convention. In analysing this issue, this book canvasses debates which are pertinent to many other contentious areas of refugee law, including the relationship between the refugee definition and complementary protection, application of the Refugee Convention in situations of armed conflict, and the role of non-state bodies as actors of protection. It also illustrates some of the central problems with the way in which the 1951 Refugee Convention is implemented domestically in key asylum host states. The arguments put forward in this book have particular significance for the return of asylum seekers and refugees to situations of ongoing conflict and post-conflict situations and is therefore highly pertinent to the future development of international refugee law.

Refugee Law and Policy

Refugee Law and Policy
A Comparative and International Approach

by Karen Musalo,Jennifer Moore,Richard Boswell,Annie Daher

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018-08
  • Pages : 1304
  • ISBN : 9781611638486
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Refugee Boy

Refugee Boy
A Book

by Benjamin Zephaniah,Lemn Sissay

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2013-05-04
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 1472506456
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A story about arriving, belonging and finding home. As a violent civil war rages back home, teenaged Alem and his father are in a B&B in Berkshire. It's his best holiday ever. The next morning his father is gone. He's left a note explaining that his parents want to protect Alem from the war. This strange grey country is now his home. On his own, and in the hands of the social services and the Refugee Council, he lives from letter to letter, waiting to hear something from his Father. Then Alem meets car-obsessed Mustapha, the lovely 'out of your league' Ruth and dangerous Sweeney -- 'no nickname. It doesn't get shortened'; three unexpected allies who spur him on as Alem fights to be seen as more than just the Refugee Boy.

A Gendered Approach to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

A Gendered Approach to the Syrian Refugee Crisis
A Book

by Jane Freedman,Zeynep Kivilcim,Nurcan Özgür Baklacıoğlu

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2017-02-24
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 1315529645
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The refugee crisis that began in 2015 has seen thousands of refugees attempting to reach Europe, principally from Syria. The dangers and difficulties of this journey have been highlighted in the media, as have the political disagreements within Europe over the way to deal with the problem. However, despite the increasing number of women making this journey, there has been little or no analysis of women’s experiences or of the particular difficulties and dangers they may face. A Gendered Approach to the Syrian Refugee Crisis examines women’s experience at all stages of forced migration, from the conflict in Syria, to refugee camps in Lebanon or Turkey, on the journey to the European Union and on arrival in an EU member state. The book deals with women’s experiences, the changing nature of gender relations during forced migration, gendered representations of refugees, and the ways in which EU policies may impact differently on men and women. The book provides a nuanced and complex assessment of the refugee crisis, and shows the importance of analysing differences within the refugee population. Students and scholars of development studies, gender studies, security studies, politics and middle eastern studies will find this book an important guide to the evolving crisis.

UNHCR and International Refugee Law

UNHCR and International Refugee Law
From Treaties to Innovation

by Corinne Lewis

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN : 0415524423
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book considers the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' contribution to international refugee law since the establishment of UNHCR by the United Nations General Assembly in 1951. The book explores the historical and statutory foundations that create an indelible link between UNHCR and international refugee law. This book charts the significant evolution that has occurred in the organisation's role throughout the last sixty years, looking at both the formal means by which UNHCR's mandate may be modified, and the techniques UNHCR has used to facilitate the changes in its role, thereby revealing a significant evolution in the organisation's role since the onset of the crisis in refugee protection in the 1980's. UNHCR, itself, has demonstrated its organizational autonomy as the primary agent for the adaptation of its responsibilities and work related to international refugee law. The author does suggest however that UNHCR needs to continue to extend and strengthen its role related to international refugee law if UNHCR is to ensure a stronger legal framework for the protection of refugees as well as a fuller respect for refugees' rights in practice. UNHCR and International Refugee Law should be of particular interest to refugee lawyers as well as academics and students of refugee law and international law, and anyone concerned with the important role that UNHCR plays in the protection of refugees today.

Gender in Refugee Law

Gender in Refugee Law
From the Margins to the Centre

by Efrat Arbel,Catherine Dauvergne,Jenni Millbank

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016-02-29
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 9781138670419
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Questions of gender have strongly influenced the development of international refugee law over the last few decades. This volume assesses the progress toward appropriate recognition of gender-related persecution in refugee law. It documents the advances made following intense advocacy around the world in the 1990s, and evaluates the extent to which gender has been successfully integrated into refugee law. Evaluating the research and advocacy agendas for gender in refugee law ten years beyond the 2002 UNHCR Gender Guidelines, the book investigates the current status of gender in refugee law. It examines gender-related persecution claims of both women and men, including those based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and explores how the development of an anti-refugee agenda in many Western states exponentially increases vulnerability for refugees making gendered claims. The volume includes contributions from scholars and members of the advocacy community that allow the book to examine conceptual and doctrinal themes arising at the intersection of gender and refugee law, and specific case studies across major Western refugee-receiving nations. The book will be of great interest and value to researchers and students of asylum and immigration law, international politics, and gender studies.

Refugee Protection and the Role of Law

Refugee Protection and the Role of Law
Conflicting Identities

by Susan Kneebone,Dallal Stevens,Loretta Baldassar

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-06-27
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 1135046913
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sixty years on from the signing of the Refugee Convention, forced migration and refugee movements continue to raise global concerns for hosting states and regions, for countries of origin, for humanitarian organisations on the ground, and, of course, for the refugee. This edited volume is framed around two themes which go to the core of contemporary ‘refugeehood’: protection and identity. It analyses how the issue of refugee identity is shaped by and responds to the legal regime of refugee protection in contemporary times. The book investigates the premise that there is a narrowing of protection space in many countries and many highly visible incidents of refoulement. It argues that ‘Protection’, which is a core focus of the Refugee Convention, appears to be under threat, as there are many gaps and inconsistencies in practice. Contributors to the volume, who include Erika Feller, Elspeth Guild, Hélène Lambert and Roger Zetter, look at the relevant issues from the perspective of a number of different disciplines including law, politics, sociology, and anthropology. The chapters examine the link between identity and protection as a basis for understanding how the Refugee Convention has been and is being applied in policy and practice. The situation in a number of jurisdictions and regions in Europe, North America, South East Asia, Africa and the Middle East is explored in order to ask the question does jurisprudence under the Refugee Convention need better coordination and how successful is oversight of the Convention?

Broadening the Edges

Broadening the Edges
Refugee Definition and International Protection Revisited

by Pirkko Kourula

  • Publisher : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  • Release : 1997-08-20
  • Pages : 407
  • ISBN : 9041104801
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume brings the refugee issue out of the narrow confines of refugee law into the centre of international law and international relations. It reviews the concept of the refugee and the international protection of refugees from the unconventional angle of the prospects and limitations of multilateralism in the post Cold War era. The broadening concept of security, affecting the attitudes of states towards refugees, is the underlying theme of the book. As a result, the contemporary preoccupation with how best to provide international protection to all those in need of it is reviewed from a number of relevant perspectives: including that of peacekeeping, sanctions, and coordination and competence within the United Nations.

Refuge

Refuge
Transforming a Broken Refugee System

by Alexander Betts,Paul Collier

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2017-03-30
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0241289246
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Betts and Collier offer innovative insights into how to more effectively meet this challenge, with an important new focus on international solidarity and refugee empowerment' Kofi Annan 'Refugees and policy makers need practical answers to what is now a global crisis. This valuable book represents the kind of can-do thinking that we need to see' David Miliband An eye-opening account of the migrant crisis which shows why our global refugee regime is broken and how it can be fixed Europe is facing its greatest refugee crisis since the Second World War, yet the institutions responding to it remain virtually unchanged from those created in the post-war era. As neighbouring countries continue to bear the brunt of the Syrian catastrophe, European governments have enacted a series of ill-considered gestures, from shutting their borders to welcoming refugees without a plan for their safe passage or integration upon arrival. With a deepening crisis and a xenophobic backlash in Europe, it is time for a new vision for refuge. Going beyond the scenes of desperation which have become all too familiar in the past few years, Alexander Betts and Paul Collier show that this crisis offers an opportunity for reform if international policy-makers focus on delivering humane, effective and sustainable outcomes - both for Europe and for countries that border conflict zones. Refugees need more than simply food, tents and blankets, and research demonstrates that they can offer tangible economic benefits to their adopted countries if given the right to work and education. An urgent and necessary work, Refuge sets out an alternative vision that can empower refugees to help themselves, contribute to their host societies, and even rebuild their countries of origin.

Refugee Tales

Refugee Tales

by Ali Smith,Marina Lewycka,Patience Agbabi,Jade Amoli-Jackson,Chris Cleave,Stephen Collis,Inua Ellams,Abdulrazak Gurnah,David Herd,Avaes Mohammed,Hubert Moore,Dragan Todorovic,Carol Watts,Michael Zand

  • Publisher : Comma Press
  • Release : 2016-05-31
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1910974234
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Two unaccompanied children travel across the Mediterranean in an overcrowded boat that has been designed to only make it halfway across… A 63-year-old man is woken one morning by border officers ‘acting on a tip-off’ and, despite having paid taxes for 28 years, is suddenly cast into the detention system with no obvious means of escape… An orphan whose entire life has been spent in slavery – first on a Ghanaian farm, then as a victim of trafficking – writes to the Home Office for help, only to be rewarded with a jail sentence and indefinite detention… These are not fictions. Nor are they testimonies from some distant, brutal past, but the frighteningly common experiences of Europe’s new underclass – its refugees. While those with ‘citizenship’ enjoy basic human rights (like the right not to be detained without charge for more than 14 days), people seeking asylum can be suspended for years in Kafka-esque uncertainty. Here, poets and novelists retell the stories of individuals who have direct experience of Britain’s policy of indefinite immigration detention. Presenting their accounts anonymously, as modern day counterparts to the pilgrims’ stories in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, this book offers rare, intimate glimpses into otherwise untold suffering.

Refugee Protection in Brazil and Latin America - Selected Essays

Refugee Protection in Brazil and Latin America - Selected Essays
A Book

by Liliana Lyra Jubilut

  • Publisher : Transnational Press London
  • Release : 2018-05-05
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 1910781789
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Refugees and their protection have started to be a part of daily conversation in recent years. New flows from Africa to Europe, new crisis in Asia and in the Americas, and record numbers since the Second World War, for instance, have paved the way for news reports in the media, political discourses on the topic and debates on how to actually protect these persons. In a world scenario of increasingly (i) closed borders, (ii) association of migration to security issues, (iii) lack of political will to ascertain human rights and (iv) disregard for migration as a right in se, the challenges on and for refugees’ protection have been progressing; as have the need for international protection of persons fleeing well-founded fear of persecution due to their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership to a social group, i.e. refugees. Regional approaches and national practices gain relevance, especially if they can be seen as good practices, even if not without flaws. “What are the main challenges and opportunities regarding Refugee Protection in Latin America and in Brazil? The book offers a very convincing response. The essays by Liliana Jubilut reflect rigorous academic research and years of practical experience on supporting asylum seekers and refugees. The author is certainly one of the most influential scholars in Brazil working in the Forced Migration field, and the essays provide a comprehensive view of Refugee Protection in Brazil and Latin America”. – Gabriel Gualano de Godoy, PhD, UNHCR Chief of Mission in the Dominican Republic and former Head of UNHCR Protection Unit in Brazil. “This book shed clear lights on the development of refugee protection in Latin America for the years to come. Liliana Jubilut is already a leading scholar on refugee protection in Latin America and her articles reflect a long myriad of issues related to refugee protection, since status determination, resettlement, local integration and the remarkable humanitarian visas for the Syrian refugees. She shows the developments and setbacks and recover the most important developments since the Cartagena Declaration with a sharp eye and historical perspective. This book will soon become an essential bibliography for anyone trying to understand the particular and innovative refugee protection initiatives in this troubled but generous region”. – Wellington Pereira Carneiro, PhD, UNHCR Senior Official (having worked in Brazil and Colombia for UNHCR and in Panama prior to joining the UN)

Impossible Refuge

Impossible Refuge
The Control and Constraint of Refugee Futures

by Georgina Ramsay

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-10-16
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 1351801473
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Impossible Refuge brings the perspectives of refugees into rapidly emerging dialogues about contemporary situations of mass forced migration, asking: what does it mean to be displaced? Based on multi-sited ethnographic research conducted with refugees from Central Africa living in situations of protracted asylum in Uganda and resettlement in Australia, the book provides a unique comparative analysis of global humanitarian systems and the experiences of refugees whose lives are interwoven with them. The book problematises the solutions that are currently in place to resolve the displacement of refugees, considering that since displacement cannot be reduced to a politico-legal problem but is an experience that resonates at an existential level, it cannot be assumed that politico-legal solutions to displacement automatically resolve what is, fundamentally, an existential state of being. Impossible Refuge therefore offers a new theoretical foundation through which to think about the experiences of refugees, as well as the systems in place to manage and resolve their displacement. The book argues that the refuge provided to refugees through international humanitarian systems is conditional: requiring that they conform to lifestyles that benefit the hegemonic future horizons of the societies that host and receive them. Impossible Refuge calls for new ways of approaching displacement that go beyond the exceptionality of refugee experience, to consider instead how the contestation and control of possible futures makes displacement a general condition of our time. As such, it will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in migration and refugees, humanitarianism and violence, sovereignty and citizenship, cosmology and temporality, and African studies, broadly.

UNHCR

UNHCR
The Politics and Practice of Refugee Protection Into the 21st Century

by Alexander Betts,Associate Professor Department of International Development Alexander Betts,Gil Loescher,Professor of International Relations Department of Government and International Studies Gil Loescher,James Milner

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2008-08-18
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 1134141238
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a concise and comprehensive introduction to both the world of refugees and the UN organization that protects and assists them. Written by experts in the field, this is one of the very few books that trace the relationship between state interests, global politics, and the work of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR). Looking ahead into the twenty-first century, the authors outline how the changing nature of conflict and displacement poses UNHCR with a new array of challenges and how there exists a fundamental tension between the UN’s human rights agenda of protecting refugees fleeing conflict and persecution and the security, political and economic interests of states around the world. Key topics discussed include: The UNHCR as an actor in world politics since 1950 Refugee definition and protection instruments New challenges to the UNHCR's mandate Institutional strengths and weaknesses Asylum crises in the global North and global South Protracted refugee situations and internally displaced persons Key criticisms and continuing relevance of the UNHCR.

Refugee 87

Refugee 87
A Book

by Ele Fountain

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2019-06-04
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0316423009
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A young refugee crosses continents in this timely, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting novel of survival. Shif has a happy life, unfamiliar with the horrors of his country's regime. He is one of the smartest boys in school, and feels safe and loved in the home he shares with his mother and little sister, right next door to his best friend. But the day that soldiers arrive at his door, Shif knows that he will never be safe again -- his only choice is to run. Facing both unthinkable cruelty and boundless kindness, Shif bravely makes his way towards a future he can barely imagine. Based on real experiences and written in spare, powerful prose, this gripping debut illustrates the realities faced by countless young refugees across the world today. Refugee 87 is a story of friendship, kindness, hardship, survival, and -- above all -- hope.

The Making of the Modern Refugee

The Making of the Modern Refugee
A Book

by Peter Gatrell,Professor of Economic History Peter Gatrell

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2015-07-01
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780198744474
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Making of the Modern Refugee is a comprehensive history of global population displacement in the twentieth century. It takes a new approach to the subject, exploring its causes, consequences, and meanings. History, the author shows, provides important clues to understanding how the idea of refugees as a 'problem' embedded itself in the minds of policy-makers and the public, and poses a series of fundamental questions about the nature of enforced migration and how it has shaped society throughout the twentieth century across a broad geographical area - from Europe and the Middle East to South Asia, South-East Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa. Wars, revolutions, and state formation are invoked as the main causal explanations of displacement, and are considered alongside the emergence of a twentieth-century refugee regime linking governmental practices, professional expertise, and humanitarian relief efforts. This new study rests upon scholarship from several disciplines and draws extensively upon oral testimony, eye-witness accounts, and film, as well as unpublished source material in the archives of governments, international organisations, and non-governmental organisations. The Making of the Modern Refugee explores the significance that refugees attached to the places they left behind, to their journeys, and to their destinations - in short, how refugees helped to interpret and fashion their own history.

Citizen Refugee

Citizen Refugee
Forging the Indian Nation after Partition

by Uditi Sen

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2018-08-30
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1108425615
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores how refugees were used as agents of nation-building in India, leading to gendered and caste-ridden policies of rehabilitation.

Refugee Tales: Volume II

Refugee Tales: Volume II

by Jackie Kay,Kamila Shamsie,Marina Warner,Helen Macdonald,Neel Mukherjee,Olivia Laing,Caroline Bergvall,Rachel Holmes,Josh Cohen,Ian Duhig,Alex Preston,David Herd

  • Publisher : Comma Press
  • Release : 2017-07-19
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1910974307
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Upon changing his religion, a young man is denounced as an apostate and flees his country hiding in the back of a freezer lorry… After years of travelling and losing almost everything – his country, his children, his wife, his farm – an Afghan man finds unexpected warmth and comfort in a stranger’s home... A student protester is forced to leave his homeland after a government crackdown, and spends the next 25 years in limbo, trapped in the UK asylum system... Modelled on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the second volume of Refugee Tales sets out to communicate the experiences of those who, having sought asylum in the UK, find themselves indefinitely detained. Here, poets and novelists create a space in which the stories of those who have been detained can be safely heard, a space in which hospitality is the prevailing discourse and listening becomes an act of welcome. All profits go to the Gatwick Detainee Welfare Group and Kent Help for Refugees.

Refugee

Refugee

by Alan Gratz

  • Publisher : Ernst Klett Sprachen GmbH
  • Release : 2018-02-19
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN : 3125782236
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Refugee Tales: Volume III

Refugee Tales: Volume III
A Book

by Monica Ali,Lisa Appignanesi,David Constantine,Bernardine Evaristo,Patrick Gale,Abdulrazak Gurnah,David Herd,Emma Parsons,Ian Sansom,Jonathan Skinner,Gillian Slovo,Lytton Smith,Roma Tearne,Jonathan Wittenberg

  • Publisher : Comma Press
  • Release : 2019-06-27
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1912697122
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With nationalism and the far right on the rise across Europe and North America, there has never been a more important moment to face up to what we, in Britain, are doing to those who seek sanctuary. Still the UK detains people indefinitely under immigration rules. Bail hearings go unrecorded, people are picked up without notice, individuals feel abandoned in detention centres with no way of knowing when they will be released. In Refugee Tales III we read the stories of people who have been through this process, many of whom have yet to see their cases resolved and who live in fear that at any moment they might be detained again. Poets, novelists and writers have once again collaborated with people who have experienced detention, their tales appearing alongside first-hand accounts by people who themselves have been detained. What we hear in these stories are the realities of the hostile environment, the human costs of a system that disregards rights, that denies freedoms and suspends lives. ‘We hear so many of the wrong words about refugees – ugly, limiting, unimaginative words – that it feels like a gift to find here so many of the right words which allow us to better understand the lives around us, and our own lives too.’ – Kamila Shamsie All profits go to the Gatwick Detainee Welfare Group and Kent Help for Refugees.

Hear Me: Rare, Raw Interviews With Syrian Refugees and Other Heroes of the Refugee Crisis In Greece

Hear Me: Rare, Raw Interviews With Syrian Refugees and Other Heroes of the Refugee Crisis In Greece
A Book

by SALLIE LATCH

  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 2018-06-13
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 138786274X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hear Me is a rare collection of interviews with Iranian, Syrian, Pakistani, Afghan, and Iraqi refugees, Greek nationals, and international volunteers of the refugee crisis. Whether it’s a 19-year-old Syrian who refuses to kill anyone, a poor Greek housewife, or a disillusioned ex-U.S. Marine, all suffer in a geo-political world indifferent to their cries for peace and justice. As you read their stories in their own words, you will feel deeply their struggles to survive. You will marvel at their resilience when all odds are against them. You will rejoice to learn of those who ease their pain. You will experience a deep connection to these heroes that will reach for your soul and stay there.